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Matchday Guide: Pompey v Carlisle

Read about what is happening around the ground on Saturday

20 October 2023

Fratton Park
Fixture News

Matchday Guide: Pompey v Carlisle

Read about what is happening around the ground on Saturday

20 October 2023

Pompey are back in action when they welcome Carlisle to Fratton Park on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

And there is plenty going on around the ground to get everyone in the mood for the big game.

The FanZone will be back in full swing this weekend, with our resident DJ spinning the decks and getting everyone pumped.

There are also some inflatable games for our younger fans to enjoy courtesy of Pompey in the Community.

And Nelson’s Corner in the Victory Lounge will have table football and a PlayStation console to keep them entertained.

Food & Drink
To quench your thirst, the stadium kiosks are offering Madri, East Coast IPA, Stowford Press and an improved Pompey Lager Pilsner.

Supporters can take advantage of an early bird offer for 30 minutes after the turnstiles open at 1.30pm, with a pie/sausage roll and a pint for just £8.15.

Fans can also enjoy a pie and a soft drink for just £6 throughout the afternoon, while our guest pie this month is chicken fajita. Other pies available include steak and ale, chicken balti and vegan Bombay.

Supporters can purchase the famous Piglet's Pantry sausage rolls, with traditional, red Leicester and vegan offerings, as well as hot dogs, crisps, sweet bags, chocolate bars and Piglet's cookies and cakes.

There will also be a new street food pergola located in the FanZone, with ciabatta sandwiches – steak, gaucho chicken and vegan –  from Argentina the first offering.

And out Oktoberfest celebrations will see stein cups available in the Victory Bar and the shipping container.

The shipping container behind the Fratton End will be serving chicken/fish goujons and chips, while supporters in the North Stand can visit the kiosk four mezzanine to buy pizza and Amstel.

To speed up service, beer tokens are available to purchase in kiosks three, five and 11.

Please note that only supporters seated in the Fratton End will have access to the container bar at half-time.

The Victory Bar, shipping container and external North Stand kiosk will all be open from midday.

Period of Silence
A period of silence will be held before kick-off to remember the innocent victims of the ongoing and devastating events in Israel and Palestine.

Football's thoughts are with them, their families and friends, and all the communities that are affected by the escalating conflict.

The EFL's charity partner, the British Red Cross, continue to work around the clock to help those most in need. Please click here if you would like to make a donation.

Rainbow Laces
Pompey are proud to be backing the Rainbow Laces campaign this weekend to show support for LGTBTQ+ inclusion in sport.

Seats have almost completely sold out for home supporters, but the ticket exchange remains open until 11.59pm on Friday evening if season ticket holders cannot attend and wish to release their seat.

Supporters are advised not to call the ticket office on a matchday, as phone lines are very busy.

Please note that there is a £3 charge to receive a paper ticket if you leave your season card at home.

Overseas supporters can watch all the action live with four-camera coverage on iFollow, while there is audio commentary available for those based in the UK.

Getting to the Game
Supporters should note that, due to engineering works, buses replace trains between Guildford and Petersfield. Please check before you travel.

Pompey have partnered with First Solent and supporters can use First South’s No.1 service as a direct link to Fratton Park.

First Solent are giving away matchday tickets throughout the 2023/24 season. Click here or follow on Twitter (@FirstPortsmouth) and Facebook (First Bus Solent) to see how you can be in with a chance of winning.

If you live on the Isle of Wight, then click here to see the services that will get you across the water.

Additional Information
Please note that Fratton Park is a cashless stadium and only contactless payment will be accepted.

Programme sellers around the ground will still have contactless payment devices, but cash is also being accepted while we work to ensure a more reliable contactless system outside the ground.

Please note that only contactless payment can be used for programmes bought in the Victory Lounge, kiosks or club shop.

The Pompey Lottery will be roaming around the ground and selling tickets for matchday competitions, with proceeds supporting the academy.

And the new retail kiosk is available to use for supporters in the South Stand.

Enjoy the Game
We would like to remind all supporters that we will not tolerate discrimination of any kind at Fratton Park.

Please help us continue to make the ground a safe and friendly environment to watch football by bringing any unacceptable behaviour to the attention of stewards and police.

You can also report any abusive or discriminatory behaviour by sending a text or WhatsApp message to 07500 778844.

Supporters are also politely asked to keep all aisles and walkways clear for the safety and comfort of your fellow fans.

Love Football. Protect the Game.

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